Dunfermline Carnegie Library

Address: Carnegie Library , 1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL
E-mail: dunfermline.library@onfife.com
Telephone: 01383 602365

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library is closed until 2016 but has temporarily relocated elsewhere!

Dunfermline Museum & Gallery is being build beside the present Carnegie Library building and is due to open in 2016.  When it is finished the new facility will incoroporate the new Dunfermline Museum & Gallery and at this time Carnegie Library will then return to its original building.

To prepare for these works, Dunfermline Carnegie Library is now closed. Alternative provision is available in the following sites where our staff will be delighted to help.

Open now:

13/15 Maygate, Dunfermline  -  Book lending plus 2 public access PCs


City Chambers, Kirkgate, Dunfermline with 7 public access PCs


Music Institute, Carnegie Hall with 7 public access PCs


To find your nearest alternative local library, please visit: www.fifedirect.org.uk/yourtown

To find out more about the Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery project, visit http://dunfermlinemuseum2016.org.uk/

Fife’s biggest and busiest library is situated in the historic part of Dunfermline, next to the Abbey and Abbot House. It opened on 29th August 1883, making it the first Carnegie library in the world.

There’s pay-parking close by, and the library’s a short walk from Dunfermline’s bus and train stations.

When you get here, you’ll find a huge range of books and services.

 Books to suit all ages, from babies onwards

  • Information resources - community information and quick reference material.
  • Free computers - access to the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • Online information and learning – newspapers, IT courses, careers and jobs.
  • Activities, storytimes and Bounce & Tickle sessions for children
  • Specially-selected materials for teenagers
  • Reading Groups
  • Free Taster sessions to get you started using computers
  • Extensive Local and Family History resources
  • Comprehensive Reference and enquiry services
  • Photocopying and fax facilities are available.
  • Events, exhibitions and displays
  • Free bookable display space for community groups


Dunfermline Carnegie Library is a SPICe Library – Scottish Parliament Information Centre


 A Category B listed building, designed in the classic Tudor style, Dunfermline Carnegie Library retains many of its original interesting architectural features e.g. gargoyles, carvings and a traditional wrought iron balustrade.

The contents are as interesting as the building itself and include special collections donated by John Murison - the Burns collection - and George Reid - Mediaeval Manuscripts.


Carnegie Library Treasures

Disabled Access:


Opening Hours


Monday 9.30am - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Friday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm


Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm


For more information contact

Doreen Howie, Library Supervisor 
Tel: 01383 602365 Fax: 01383 602307 Contact Doreen Howie online
By Post: Fife Council, Carnegie Library, 1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL

Marlene Sinclair, Library Supervisor 
Tel: 01383 602365 Fax: 01383 602307 Contact Marlene Sinclair online
By Post: Fife Council, Carnegie Library, 1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL

Margaret Duffy, Library Supervisor 
Tel: 01383 602365 Fax: 01383 602307 Contact Margaret Duffy online
By Post: Fife Council, Carnegie Library, 1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL
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